NY Bar Exam Glitch

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The essays of 400 law students taking the New York bar exam were incomplete. reported the New York Law Journal. The problem may be due to a bar exam software glitch.

The NY Board of Law Examiners contracted with Software Secure. Software Secure determined that the software errors occured in response to students toggling between answer tabs during the bar exam. The missing portion of the exams may be recoverable from backups that the software creates on a computer during the exam.

According to the NY Board of Law Examiners, it is still too early to tell if the software problems will cause a delay in grading the July exam, which is scheduled to be completed in November.

Despite these problems, problems taking the bar exam with a computer remain very rare, with most problems eventually being resolved through software reduntancy measures.

Source: New York Law Journal quoted in the Out of the Jungle blog.

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